A Grand Royal Day Out For Clouds Rest's Owners
Our little superstar Clouds Rest gave her owners a day out to remember on Wednesday 18 June. The 'Pocket Rocket', or 'Malton Midget' as the Racing Post dubbed her in their race preview, took on the fastest fillies from Britain, Ireland and America in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. As always she pinged out of the stalls and gave everyone a real thrill as her white face showed up at the head of the field for the first three furlongs. Even when the field came past her she found a bit more, until Paul Hanagan accepted defeat and wisely eased down in the final furlong. She did herself and all her owners proud!
'Owners for the Day' meet Paul Hanagan in the parade ring before the race
It was a special day for the lucky 9 members of the syndicate who were selected in the draw for an owners badge and a parade ring pass. Not only were they able to meet Paul Hanagan and Richard Fahey in the Royal Ascot parade ring before the race, but they were also interviewed by Clare Balding live on Channel 4!
Cloud has enjoyed a well-earned break since Royal Ascot and has been chilling out in the paddock at Richard Fahey's yard in Malton. She is back in work now and looks in great form as she heads to Chester on Friday 11 July.